Syl Apps III

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Syl Apps III
Born (1976-06-02) June 2, 1976 (age 38)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Forward
Playing career 1999–2003

Syl Apps III (born June 2, 1976 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an ice hockey player, the grandson of Toronto Maple Leafs captain Syl Apps and the son of Pittsburgh Penguins player Syl Apps, Jr.

Playing career[edit]

As a teenager, he was coached by Brian Conacher, son of Toronto Maple Leafs legend Lionel Conacher at Upper Canada College.[1] Before playing for the Princeton Tigers, Apps played for the St. Michael's Buzzers in 1994-95.[2]

Princeton[edit]

Apps III was a four-time letter winner at Princeton. In addition, he was captain of the Princeton Tigers during the 1998-99 season. As of the 2009-10 Princeton season, Apps is 35th on the Tigers all-time scoring list. For his career, Apps played in 122 games, scored 30 goals and registered 41 assists for a career total of 71. Apps ranks 11th in most games played in a career at Princeton, while he is tied for second overall in most postseason games played in a career with 19. On March 21, 1998, Apps scored the game-winning goal that ended the third longest Princeton game. The game lasted 80:48, and Princeton defeated Clarkson by a score of 5-4 to claim the ECAC Championship.[3]

Professional[edit]

On July 22, 1999, Apps III was signed as a Free Agent by the Toronto Maple Leafs.[4] Apps would play in the American Hockey League with the St. John’s Maple Leafs,[5] Norfolk Admirals, and Springfield Falcons.[6] He would also play in the East Coast Hockey League with the Jackson Bandits, and the Trenton Titans. As a member of the Trenton Titans, Apps was the team captain.[7]

Career stats[edit]

Season Club League GP G A Pts PIM
1995-96 Princeton ECAC 26 4 6 10 30
1996-97 Princeton ECAC 27 3 6 9 40
1997-98 Princeton ECAC 35 10 8 18 65
1998-99 Princeton ECAC 34 13 21 34 45
1999-00 St. John's AHL 58 5 7 12 87
2000-01 St. John's AHL 69 6 8 14 73
2001-02 Jackson ECHL 12 3 2 5 19
2001-02 Norfolk AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2001-02 Trenton ECHL 42 8 15 23 56
2001-02 Springfield AHL 6 1 0 1 0
2002-03 Trenton ECHL 55 11 21 32 119

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Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
ECAC Hockey All-Tournament Team 1998
  • Letterwinner (Princeton University): 1995-96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998-99[9]
  • Richard F. Vaughan Cup (awarded annually to that varsity player who best exemplifies perseverance and dedication to Princeton Hockey), 1999
  • Second Team All-Ivy, 1999
  • Honorable Mention All-Ivy, 1998
  • Academic All-Ivy 1998, 1999
  • ECAC Defensive Forward of the Year, 1999

Personal[edit]

His sister Gillian Apps won gold medals with the Canadian Olympic women's ice hockey teams in 2006 and 2010.[10] His other sister, Amy Apps, was a member of the Canadian National women’s Soccer team[11] and an OUA All Star in 1998 and 1999.[12] His cousin, Darren Barber, won a gold medal in coxed eights at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, as a member of the Canadian team.[13] Barber also competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, where he finished 4th.

References[edit]

  1. ^ As the Puck Turns: A Personal Journey Through the World of Hockey, by Brian Conacher, p. 206, John Wiley and Sons, Mississauga, ON, 2007, ISBN 978-0-470-15295-9
  2. ^ St. Michael’s College, 100 Years of Pucks and Prayers, p.215, Kevin Shea with Larry Colle and Paul Patskou, Fenn Publishing, Bolton, Ontario, Canada, 2008, ISBN 978-1-55168-348-5
  3. ^ http://www.goprincetontigers.com/pdf3/78765.pdf?SPSID=54358&SPID=4264&DB_OEM_ID=10600
  4. ^ http://www.princeton.edu/pr/news/99/c/0728.htm
  5. ^ http://olympics.thestar.com/2010/article/760376--gillian-apps-born-with-hockey-in-her-veins
  6. ^ http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/leagues/seasons/teams/0003042002.html
  7. ^ http://www.nhl.com/intheslot/read/impact/april/apps.html
  8. ^ http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=25078
  9. ^ https://admin.xosn.com/fls/10600/pdf/MIH_Record_Book_09.pdf
  10. ^ Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009-10, p.16, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6
  11. ^ http://www.canadasoccer.com/players/profile.asp?playerid=420
  12. ^ http://oua.ca.ismmedia.com/ISM2/Archives/W%20Soccer/All-Stars.pdf
  13. ^ Profile: Darren Barber sports.reference.com (Retrieved on 12 December 2008)

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Buddy Wallace
ECAC Hockey Best Defensive Forward
1998–99
Succeeded by
Doug Stienstra